Haoma

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Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬊𐬨𐬀 ‎(haoma).

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Haoma ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) hypostasic divinity of the haoma plant, usually capitalized when referred to as such.
    • 1864, Arthur Henry Bleeck, Friedrich Spiegel, Avesta: The Religious Books of the Parsees, Yasna 9.23, p. 61:
      Quickly spake Zarathustra: praise to the Haoma, the created by Mazda! Good is Haoma, the created by Mazda! Praise to the Haoma!
    • 1993, W.B. Fischer, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yarshster, The Cambridge History of Iran, p. 653:
      Even today Zoroastrian women who are with child pray to Hoama and constantly recite the Hōm Yasht in order to have distinguished sons.

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